Recently there has been a lot of chatter floating about on the subject of the Amazon Kindle, and I was just about to take a photo of my own Kindle for this blog post when Rinny cat took it upon herself to help me prove a point about how robust these devices are.
standard Amazon case (with the cool little light) but I have no doubt that even without a case no harm would have come to the Kindle.
The Kindle does one thing very well, and it isn't intended to replace books any more than MP3 players are intended to replace live music. I still love collecting old books, and I know my Kindle will never be able to replace the buzz of finding a book when I'm hunting in a dusty bookshop.
When I first got my Kindle I promised myself that I wouldn't become a boring techno-evangelist, and therefore this blog post isn't intended to get you all excited about buying Kindle, but I will say this - if you love reading then there's probably a very good chance that you'll love the Kindle, and you needn't worry about it falling to bits if you've got a bit of the touch of a blacksmith about you (like I have).
Alison Morton has a good post on a different (and even tougher) Kindle case here - http://www.alison-morton.com/blog/2010/10/28/colour-me-red/